Bridge, The

DESCRIPTION: "I stood on the bridge at midnight, As the clocks were striking the hour, And the moon rose o'er the city, Behind the dark church-tower." As the waters flood, the singer's eyes flood with tears. He wishes the flood would take him back home across the sea
AUTHOR: Words: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow / Music: Miss M. Lindsay
EARLIEST DATE: 1861 (Lindsay's tune published; the text is older)
KEYWORDS: separation homesickness river
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 190, "The Bridge" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11316
File: Brne190

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